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Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe Safaris

3 Day Madikwe Bush House Safari

Madikwe Bush House is a sprawling old farmhouse that has been lovingly transformed into a luxury safari lodge.

From

R 17650

3 Day Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is an intimate bushveld retreat offering guests an exclusive Big 5 safari experience in a malaria-free region.

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R TBA

3 Day Jaci’s Safari Lodge

aci’s Lodges is a well-known safari operation in Madikwe Game Reserve that’s renowned for its treehouse glamping experience and vibrant off-the-wall décor.

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R TBA

3 Day Madikwe Hills Game Lodge Safari

Discover why Madikwe Game Reserve has become one of the most sought-after safari destinations for the discerning wildlife traveller.

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R TBA

4 Day Madikwe Bush House Safari

Madikwe Bush House is a sprawling old farmhouse that has been lovingly transformed into a luxury safari lodge.

From

R 23975

5 Day Madikwe Bush House Safari

Madikwe Bush House is a sprawling old farmhouse that has been lovingly transformed into a luxury safari lodge.

From

R 30300

4 Day Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is an intimate bushveld retreat offering guests an exclusive Big 5 safari experience in a malaria-free region.

From

R TBA

4 Day Jaci’s Safari Lodge

Jaci’s Lodges is a well-known safari operation in Madikwe Game Reserve that’s renowned for its treehouse glamping experience and vibrant off-the-wall décor.

From

R TBA

4 Day Madikwe Hills Game Lodge Safari

Discover why Madikwe Game Reserve has become one of the most sought-after safari destinations for the discerning wildlife traveller.

From

R TBA

Madikwe Safari Lodge offers an exclusive and luxurious African safari experience, where guests will remember not only the warm embrace of the natural wilderness, but also the thoughtful comforts of the lodge and the pleasures of excellent food and genuine heartfelt hospitality.

As you move into the 75,000-hectare reserve, the wooded hills of Madikwe give way to flat savannah plains with deep red soil and sekelbos thickets that stretch into the dry, yellow-sanded Kalahari plains. It is one of Africa’s beautiful range of biomes where the famous “Big Five” and many other mammal species roam freely.

In the western parts of the park, the Kalahari plains change into more familiar lowveld savannah and acacia thickets, while the hillsides and riverine areas have more wooded areas that are perfect for a wide variety of wildlife. This is one of the few places in Africa where you can see Aardwolves, Brown Hyenas, and Spotted Hyenas all in the same reserve.

At Madikwe Safari Lodge, your stay will be filled with thoughtful comforts and friendly service. This luxury Safari Lodge fits in perfectly with the natural surroundings and makes sure that your adventure in this unique reserve will be one you’ll never forget.

Madikwe is special because of how diverse it is. Not only does it have a lot of different biomes, but it also has a wide range of animals and plants because of the changing landscapes. All of this can be seen on a three-hour safari.

After you’ve been out in the African wilderness, come back to the Madikwe Safari Lodge and relax in its cosy atmosphere.

The Madikwe Game Reserve is a great place to see Africa’s Big Five. It is also home to healthy populations of cheetahs and wild dogs, as well as africa’s secret seven, which are the aardvark, african wild cat, civet, large spotted genet, pangolin, porcupine, and serval.

During your stay in Madikwe, small group safaris will be led by a professional guide. This means that you will have the wide, clean savannahs pretty much to yourself.

Madikwe allows off-roading and tracking through the bush to make sure you get the best view of any major sighting.

The wilderness experience at Madikwe is a given. What makes the Lelapa, Kopano, and Dithaba lodges that make up Madikwe Safari Lodge stand out is that each guest can have a unique experience.

Accommodation

Each of the three annexed lodges is diverse and specifically personalised to meet the various needs of guests. Whether you are planning your stay as a group of friends, as a family or a couple, your need is catered for.

Lepala Lodge is known as The Family Lodge. In one of its 12 luxury suites, you can feel at ease and at home. This place is good for families with kids of any age to stay. The kids en-suite bedroom is cheerfully decorated and equipped with games and toys.

On a Family Safari, you can see the African bushveld or let your kids have fun with the kids’ activities.

Each suite comprises a King / twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, indoor and outdoor shower, a kiddies bedroom with bunk beds in 4 of the suites, and a private viewing deck with plunge pool.

Kopano Lodge is known as a very private and intimate lodge. It consists of only four suites guaranteeing you a comforting stay in a private atmosphere. The lodge is perfect for couples, who need some time for themselves or want to celebrate an anniversary or honeymoon.

Each of the four suites comprise a King / twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, indoor and outdoor shower, and a private viewing deck with plunge pool.

Dithaba Lodge offers rooms with views to die for. Situated on the mountain, it consists of only four suites with fascinating views over the immense plains. The lodge is especially convenient for groups who want to experience an exclusive safari adventure together.

The suites comprises a King / twin bedroom, en-suite bathroom with bath, indoor and outdoor shower, and private viewing deck with plunge pool.

Facilities

The Madikwe Safari Lodge general facilities comprise a dining area, bar, swimming pool, boma, viewing deck, and spa. Wifi is available in most areas.

Furthermore, each of Lelapa, Kopano, and Dithaba lodges sport their own unique facilities and experience, whether it caters for families, exclusivity or privacy.

Activities

At Madikwe Safari Lodge, you can go on game drives, guided game walks, get a massage, have High Tea, or go to the kids’ club.

In the Madikwe area, you go on a Game Drive in one of three open-air vehicles and have the most exciting adventure of your life! You can get a closer look at so many different kinds of mammals, such as the zebra, giraffe, lion, wild dog, elephant, and white rhino, to name just a few. Experienced guides are always in touch with each other so that you can see animals more often.

A Morning Safari starts as the light of sunrise peeks over the hills. Expert trackers will get you close to big game after some first excitement you will stop for coffee, Amarula, and South African rusks or muffins.

An Evening Safari gives you the experience of the sun going down and as the shadows get longer over the Madikwe plains, the magic of creatures that only come out at night. With the African sunset almost a spiritual experience, you can enjoy the perfect time to sit back with a drink and take in the sights and sounds.

When the first stars appear, predators like lions, leopards, and both spotted and brown hyenas start looking for potential prey and interesting animals, like porcupines, bushbabies, honey badgers, and others, come out of their hiding places to go foraging.

Bush Walks through the African bushveld are more adrenaline-pumping experiences that give guests the chance to see details that a game-viewer might miss. Immersing yourself in nature and being able to smell, hear, and touch your surroundings is a great way to wake up all of your senses. You are literally following in the footsteps of animals.

Birding is another popular activity in Madikwe Game Reserve, which has more than 350 species of birds!

Africology treatments at the Wellness centre can help you you rebalance, regroup, and work at your best. All spa treatments use natural products from Africology. Africology is South Africa’s top brand of organic and ethically made spa products.

Activities for kids take place at Lelapa’s Eco House. There are a lot of activities to keep young minds busy and active. This is also a place without phones or screens, so they can get back in touch with a love of nature and the beauty of the outdoors.

The Safari Club is a fun-filled adventure that turns kids into mini-guides. The children’s activities crew explores the lodge in search of animal “spoor” tracks, as well as surprise treasure hunts and other activities, like rock painting, cupcake decorating, and fun dress-ups, all of which happen around the Lelapa pool area. As soon as the sun goes down, all of the kids join us chef to make pizza and watch movies under the stars.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Is Madikwe Safari Lodge child-friendly?

 

Madikwe Safari Lodge is a malaria-free big-5 game reserve and one of South Africa’s premier family safari destinations. The lodge is family owned, and their core belief lies in creating unforgettable family moments amidst nature for generations to come. The experienced child-minders at Madikwe Safari allow parents some relaxing downtime while children are entertained with both fun and educational activities!

 

What can be expected from the Madikwe Safari Family suites?

Lelapa’s family suites provide comfort and luxury for every age group. The rooms are designed to allow ample personal space while still encouraging togetherness. Kids en-suite bedrooms are filled with games and toys for playfulness.

 

What conservation opportunities are available to guests at Madikwe Safari Lodge?

Madikwe Safari Lodge guests can participate in wildlife conservation under the watchful eyes of park representatives and animal care specialists. Guests will have an unprecedented experience watching rhino conservation work first-hand – such as gathering DNA samples from sedated rhinos for tracking purposes throughout Madikwe Game Reserve or “notching” them so they can be tracked throughout.